Monday, December 03, 2018

The Fellowship of the Ring revisited

The Fellowship of the Ring

Working on all these 10mm fantasy figures lately got me thinking about the first time I explored this scale, with Copplestone's Fellowship of the Ring figures.  Hard to believe I tackled these paint jobs way back in 2007!  Anyway, I decided to re-base them in the style of more recent work, and see if I could bump up their look a bit.

Definitely an improvement, IMO.  In comparison to the figures from my previous post:

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Teeny Greeny Tough and Meany

Marauding orcs
10 mm

I had a few 10 mm scale Copplestone fantasy figures left from my not-a-commission project a while back, and decided to paint them up a few days ago.  Fun!  I don't paint a lot of orcs either so their grimy green aesthetic is a bit novel for me.  The result is pretty standard Tolkien-style orcs, though I did borrow from Warhammer for the shield design :)  I have some corresponding heroes, painted over eleven years ago (!), that I now want to re-base to match them.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The brains of the operation

Space Brains
no fixed scale

Swooping down from space, their ray guns and menacing claws gleaming, their frontal lobes glistening, the Space Brains attack!  All they seek is total domination, the destruction of the planet, and possibly to grab and menace scantily-clad human women.
Cratered Hab Dome
15mm scale

I decided to base a couple of them on a resin scenery model to give them the appearance of hovering over a ravaged battlefield.  The Space Brains are Alternative Armies figures.  The Cratered Hab Dome is a 15mm scale Ion Age model.

"Aim for the squishy bits, troopers!"

Sunday, October 21, 2018

No seat in Valhalla

Shaman and Draugar
15 mm

A couple more figures from the Barbarica "Northlander Characters" pack, painted as a mystical (or maybe just deranged) hermit and an undead Draugar warrior.  Draugar, the Norse undead "possess superhuman strength, can increase their size at will, and carry the unmistakable stench of decay".  They are also supposed to have "blue and evil looking" or black skin, and possess a variety of supernatural abilities.  Possessing insatiable appetites, they envy and hate the living, leaving carnage and misery in their wake.

Background's a Kleenex box.  Pretty good, huh? ;)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lord of battle I pray on bended knee

Barbarian Adventurer and Witch
15 mm

While I generally don't paint a lot of fantasy subjects (do I?), I recently picked up a pack of Copplestone's 15mm "Barbarica" figures I've had my eye on for a while.  And they're great!  Classic characterful sculpts just over-the-top enough to qualify squarely as non-historical...  The "Northlander Characters" pack has a mix of burly warriors and primeval shaman types, so I started with one of each.

"You can take him!  I've seen much bigger ones around here..."
(Wolf monster courtesy of @winnipegmichael)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wee Free Men 2

Fantasy Characters 
10 mm

I just finished up the 10mm fantasy project I've been working on.  It's been a lot of fun, and I really burned through these compared to even 15mm stuff!  Although really, the fell beast and rider are pretty much the equivalent of a small 25mm figure...  Anyway I'm very satisfied with the results, and I think the recipient will be too.

The whole gang!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Wee Free Men

Fantasy Characters
10 mm

One of my Instagram contacts recently asked me to paint some 10 mm stuff for him... I don't normally do "commissions", but I was convinced to do a favour in return for some new figures :)  These are the first four models I completed, from Copplestone Castings' 10mm fantasy range.  Still to go are a dwarf, an archer, a ranger, and a spectral fiend riding a winged beast.

There's something special about very small models, you really have to distill their essence into so little space.  These are exceptional sculpts and a real pleasure to paint.  Also, I can get each one done quite quickly, which is satisfying!

28mm, 15mm, 10mm... *rubs eyes*